Employment Opportunities

Director of Finance and Administration


We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Applications are currently in review. 


Salary: $156,623 - $195,779 annually 

Full Job Description: HERE

The Opportunity

The District is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to join our high performing and award-winning team. The successful candidate must have a strong financial and accounting background with eight years applicable program and management experience in the public sector. Under general direction, the DFA is responsible for planning, directing and managing the finance and accounting functions, as well as, general oversight of the administration, human resources, insurance, and risk management functions of the District.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (see job description for full list)

  • Oversees the development of the annual budget, prepares projections, forecasts of revenues and expenditures, and manages the accounting records.
  • Regularly prepares monthly financial statements and reports for presentation to the Board of Directors, reflecting the financial standing of the District.
  • Directs the preparation of special financial reports and analyses, including those required for submission to various governmental agencies.
  • Directs the preparation of the District's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Administers investments and other financial management programs.
  • Assists in the development of the District wide tactical goals and objectives.

Specific Types of Knowledge (see job description for full list)

  • Knowledge of governmental, fund, and general accounting principles, practices and procedures including budgeting and investment techniques.
  • Knowledge of auditing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of local government and public administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities (see job description for full list)

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Administrative Services Department and of LWD's Financial Consultants.

Education and/or Experience

Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent field and eight years applicable program and management experience in the public sector, including two years of high-level management experience of professional and technical staff. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Master's degree is highly desirable.


  • The District currently works a 9/80 work schedule with 80 hours in a two-week pay period.
  • Employees receive 10 days of vacation per year for the first three years of service and 12 days of sick leave per year.
  • LWD recognizes 12 paid holidays per year.
  • Employees health insurance, dental and vision plans of their choosing are 100% paid by the District for employee and all eligible dependents.
  • Employees may elect to set aside up to $2,750 in per-tax dollars for reimbursement of health care expenses and up to $5,000 for dependent care reimbursement.
  • $50,000 of life insurance is provided for each employee along with $50,000 of Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. Dependent coverage up to $5,000 is also provided by the District.
  • The District provides short & long-term disability insurance to all LWD employees at no cost to the employee.
  • The District has a two-tier retirement system through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • An optional deferred income 457 plan is available to employees which the District will match 2% of the employee's salary up to 2% of the Social Security maximum.
  • The District reimburses up to $2,000 per fiscal year for pre-approved educational expenses.

How to Apply

Applications must be received via email, mail or in-person no later than 4:30pm October 1, 2021.


Recruitment Process

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The following guidelines have been provided to assist you with important information about LWD’s recruitment process.

1. A District application must be completed. The application is one of the most important screening tools used by the District and is the applicant's primary method of illustrating his/her qualifications. Applications must be filled out completely and clearly show that the minimum qualifications are met. False statements, as well as failure to disclose requested information, will be cause for disqualification, removal from an eligibility list or discharge from employment. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification, and applicants may be required to provide documentary evidence of certificates, degrees, training, experience, licenses or educational credits.

2. If the position requires a supplemental questionnaire and required responses are not included, the application will be determined incomplete and may not be considered.

3. Applications and related materials will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on the closing date or the date indicated on the job posting announcement.

4. Applicants must re-submit an application for each position for which they are applying. Applications shall only be accepted during a recruitment period for the designated position.

5. All positions require a valid California Drivers License. Your driving record must demonstrate ability to legally and safely operate a vehicle while performing District business without restrictions. The District may impose additional requirements on applicants who may be required to operate a District vehicle in connection with their position.

6. All application materials will be evaluated based on related experience and education. Those applicants who best match the requirements for the position will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may consist of an oral panel interview and/or written evaluation of experience and education and/or other appropriate testing techniques which may include performance tests as required. The District makes reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the interview process, they should state their needs when invited to participate in an oral panel interview.

7. Final applicants must successfully pass a background check investigation and may be required to submit documentation establishing qualifications.

8. Final applicants will be required to take and pass a drug screen urinalysis test and pre-placement physical. A positive test will disqualify an applicant from employment if it indicates abuse of illegal drugs or improper use of prescription drugs. Applicants who refuse to submit to a drug screen will also be disqualified from employment.

9. Candidates are cautioned not to quit or give notice to present employers until they have received an offer of employment and have successfully qualified on the pre-employment physical, drug screen examination and background investigation.

10. The provisions of the job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions in the job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

11. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must verify personal identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.

12. All LWD employees are at-will pursuant to California Water Code, Section 71362.

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